am i insane? yet another impala.

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    am i insane? yet another impala.

    this is my final hack at the impala. Let me be the first to say, its not easy redesigning a midsizer. Apparently my last two were underwhelming, i hope this one isnt:



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    Nice. I LOVE it. But if GM build it, would it sell?
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    Re: am i insane? yet another impala.

    Reminds me of a CTS, nice!

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    Re: am i insane? yet another impala.

    I like it alot other then the windshield.
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    Re: am i insane? yet another impala.

    wow, this is most certainly NOT underwhelming, nice job.

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    I really like what you've started here and thought maybe I could throw you a few pointers on getting some of that tricky perspective right. I hope you don't mind.



    All of the lines of a car flow out to the horizon line. I've shown (in red) how these lines should go and where some of the leading edges of your car should be. Your wheels look good, nice and straight and pretty much the facing side is drawn very well. Watch those pesky mirrors, they turn quickly in perspective. I hope this helps some.

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    Looks good, but being that the lines are all over the place, it's throwing me off. Looking at TorRed's lines are helping me to see how it flows, and I like it. Alot.
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    Re: am i insane? yet another impala.

    Quote Originally Posted by TorRed
    I really like what you've started here and thought maybe I could throw you a few pointers on getting some of that tricky perspective right. I hope you don't mind.



    All of the lines of a car flow out to the horizon line. I've shown (in red) how these lines should go and where some of the leading edges of your car should be. Your wheels look good, nice and straight and pretty much the facing side is drawn very well. Watch those pesky mirrors, they turn quickly in perspective. I hope this helps some.
    do i mind? lol, im honored! Thank you for your help, i never knew that before. But i do have a question, what would i do if i wanted the edge to be curvy, or sharply sloped (like on a smart car)? i couldnt just follow the blue line (the one indicating the outer edge in the front). would where the blue line starts be my starting point and from there i could do whatever i want?

    thanks again

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    Wow, that looks good. Defiantely the best of all. I like the wide-body look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns
    do i mind? lol, im honored! Thank you for your help, i never knew that before. But i do have a question, what would i do if i wanted the edge to be curvy, or sharply sloped (like on a smart car)? i couldnt just follow the blue line (the one indicating the outer edge in the front). would where the blue line starts be my starting point and from there i could do whatever i want?

    thanks again
    Do a quick drawing and show me what you mean and then I'll try and help you with it.

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    Re: am i insane? yet another impala.

    Quote Originally Posted by TorRed
    Do a quick drawing and show me what you mean and then I'll try and help you with it.
    you know, i think i solved that problem by trying to draw something for you:p .

    meanwhile though, another problem has surfaced, or has been there for some time. Ive always been told that ellipses in any perspective are supposed to be the same length (angle?) in terms of wideness or thinness for both wheels. But ive noticed that some perspectives alter the ellipse sizes for both wheels:


    for your drawings, you often have two different ellipses for the wheels, the rear one always thinner than the front one. I was wondering if that is a stylistic technique used to make drawings look more interesting, or is there some trick to figuring out what angle ellipses should be in a particular perspective

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    Re: am i insane? yet another impala.

    I like it, but I think it would be a little to flashy fo GM run of the mill sedan, Look at the Charger, a very nice looking but overall its kinda average looking, with lots of room & power. It dosent have to be way out there & flashy, just nice, and have the options that people want, which IMO is what the current Impala dosent have. Its a nice car, but not near what it needs to be, again IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctaylorzl1
    I like it, but I think it would be a little to flashy fo GM run of the mill sedan, Look at the Charger, a very nice looking but overall its kinda average looking, with lots of room & power. It dosent have to be way out there & flashy, just nice, and have the options that people want, which IMO is what the current Impala dosent have. Its a nice car, but not near what it needs to be, again IMO
    About the style thing... the problem is, GM has way to many boring run-of-the-mill sedans in medium and large form... they're all pretty "average" looking, G6 and GP aside. GM needs something out there, aggressive, stylish, not basic... this would do it quite well.
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    Re: am i insane? yet another impala.

    hell ya tored you got some skill and to share it to others is so cool! and great design mr burns!

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    Re: am i insane? yet another impala.

    I like everything except how the air dam looks like it almost touches the bottom of the front tire. Nice Tahoe-ish headlights and grille taken up an angular notch!

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